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    the top of Kestrel is no more

    Yesterday I biked past the top of Kestrel and was greated by quite a surprise - the steep section of Kestrel has been rerouted. Gone are the days when the steep final push either makes or breaks you. A more gentle reroute now leads to the Freeway.

    I rode down Kestrel on Satuday and it was as it has always been, then yesterday (Monday) it was really different. I guess the change happened on Monday?


    Has anyone else seen it yet?
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    A kinder, more "gentler" trail? I even say 'bah' to that and I suck wind on that last section!

    I went up and down Hulls this morning so I didn't see it.

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    Didn't folks on here say last year that the top was suppose to be rerouted a lil' bit cuz of erosion problems?

    What they need to do is chop it all up and then somehow make the trail more squiggly from top to bottom instead of just a straight line.


    On my SS, I always crap out near the top and end up pushing my bike.

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    Kestrel was changed to slow down the erosion and probably correct the abortion that top has become over the years. Christ it's wide enough to drive to trucks down. Always thought the idea was to improve your skills and conditioning, not "dumb down the trail" so you can tell all you friends that you cleaned it.
    Nip it in the Bud!

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    I'v always thought a refreshment stand would be nice at the top :^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFloyd
    I'v always thought a refreshment stand would be nice at the top :^)
    Yeah, I can think of several places in the foothills where I'd not mind finding a lemonade stand.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux
    Yeah, I can think of several places in the foothills where I'd not mind finding a lemonade stand.
    I'd put lemonade stands in the Foothills at....

    Top of motorcycle parking lot trail.

    About 2 minutes up Sidewinder when the trail makes a hard right at the post marker (come on, you all know it's deceptively difficult and always makes you feel like a chump cuz you had to stop on what seems to be a flat section of trail, haha).

    And at the juncture of Trail 4 and Three Bears. Or is it Trail 5 and Three Bears? Anyway, I'd pay a dollar for a pink drink at these locales.

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    I'm still trying to find those steep trails everyone keeps talking about.
    Nobody cares what kind of bike you ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
    I'm still trying to find those steep trails everyone keeps talking about.
    They were relocated to the Big Holes.
    Trust me on this one.
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

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    I like the new "top" of Kestrel - extends the ride/climb a bit.

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